Veterans Advisory Council is single-point resource for info and advice

The Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) is a single-point Veteran information and advice resource for Lower Southampton residents and Veterans, municipal agencies, and the Board of Supervisors. The VAC either has the information or access to information needed by these entities.

The VAC tracks and distributes information about local, county, state and federal Veteran resources and events and works closely with other Veteran organizations to provide information. It offers a number of events in which they honor and provide information to the Veterans of Lower Southampton and beyond.

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Impact Thrift Stores efforts being felt in the community

Impact Thrift Stores is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to positively impact local communities through their thrift store operations. They financially support and/or work cooperatively with a variety of locally based charities. Their support of these local non-profits enables their staff to spend more time doing what they do best – feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and supporting children and families in need.

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Feasterville Business Association

Now marking its 67th anniversary year, the Feasterville Business Association is comprised of more than 100 top business owners, executives and government officials. The professional organization offers monthly networking and general membership meetings with dinner and a featured speaker. The mission of the FBA is to foster and encourage growth and progress for the betterment of the community.

What makes the FBA truly unique and special is its strong community service component. Among the major aspects of its community participation is the FBA’s annual golf outing, now just completing its 25th tournament. With proceeds raised from this event, the FBA contributes thousands of dollars to charitable and communal endeavors.

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AFC Fitness: Providing a complete selection of fitness activities and amenities

by June Portnoy

If you’re looking for a friendly, warm and inviting fitness center, look no farther than AFC Fitness, conveniently located right off of Street Road at 1040 Mill Creek Drive in Feasterville.

Since taking over this space from B&R Fitness Club in January 2014, AFC has spent over $1 million in renovations to update and modernize the facility. It now has new equipment, new luxury locker rooms for men and women, and a brand new spin room.

Despite all the recent changes, AFC in Feasterville continues to employ many of the staff members who worked here for years at B&R, so if you’re a long-standing member as so many members are, you’ll continue to see the same familiar faces.

If you’re a new member, you’ll be welcomed by existing staff and members.

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Hand & Stone® Massage and Facial Spa now open in Feasterville

by June Portnoy

If you’re like many people, you might assume that getting a massage and facial is reserved for the wealthy upper class, but thanks to Hand & Stone® Massage and Facial Spa, virtually anyone can afford to indulge in these luxurious treatments.

“The majority of our clients are hard working men and women who need a massage as much, if not more so, than the rich and famous,” says Joe Erace, co-owner of this new Feasterville spa with his wife, Bryn. “Many people come here after a long, stressful day needing a massage or facial to help them relax and decompress.”

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Kiddie Academy of Feasterville: Setting high educational standards

by June Portnoy

Kiddie Academy of Feasterville has opened its doors to the community, with a focus on instilling an early love of learning in children, which will prepare them for a strong educational future.

“Every experience here leads to learning,” explains Jennalyn Whitley, Director of Feasterville’s Kiddie Academy. “Our goal is to bring a safe, well-rounded educational environment to children in the Lower Southampton area.”

This brand new, state-of-the-art childcare facility prides itself in hiring only certified elementary or early childhood education teachers. In addition, what truly makes Kiddie Academy unique is its Life Essentials® curriculum, which combines learning with fun, using hands-on activities.

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Dance with M.E. – Fulfilling the dreams of dancers

In 1991, the doors of Dance with M.E. studio in Southampton opened for the first time.

Over the last 25 years, Director Melody Embry has helped thousands of dancers grow their love for dance. Some of them went on to study the fine art in college and many have performed professionally, while others did it simply for the love of dance.

No matter the reason, Dance with M.E. has been, and continues to be, an important part of fulfilling dancers’ dreams. Coming off of the studio’s 25th anniversary recital, the staff and dancers are still enjoying their best year yet. As they ramp up for the coming season, Dance with M.E.’s teachers have wonderful things planned for their students.

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Kiddie Academy of Feasterville: Creating a warm and nurturing learning environment

Kiddie Academy, a leading provider of education-based childcare programs, has completed construction on its newest location, located at 105 Philmont Avenue in Feasterville. The academy, slated to open in August, offers full-year educational childcare for children ages six-weeks to six-years-old.

This well-equipped, state-of-the-art center hosts age-appropriate touch-tablet education programs, digital check-in/check-out systems, and a Tadpole family communication system that allows parents to stay up-to-date on their child’s progress.

The school is open Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 6:30pm. Kiddie Academy of Feasterville keeps parents and kids happy by creating a warm and nurturing learning environment.

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Mount St. Joseph Academy: On the education of women largely depends the future of society

Mount St. Joseph Academy educates women as “founders.”

The Mount is an all-girls, private Catholic academy for grades 9-12 rooted in the mission and tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Located in Flourtown, PA, the Mount offers an academically rigorous curriculum complemented with a full roster of athletic and fine arts programs and a range of co- and extra-curricular activities.

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Land of Children: Programs offered for needs of every child

Land of Children offers a variety of programs specialized for the needs of every child. Enrollment begins as early as six weeks of age and continues all the way through to the fifth grade After-School programs. Land of Children strives to meet the needs of all students with a low student-teacher ratio as well as a highly qualified staff.

The center sits on large grounds where students can grow, learn, run, and play. An established Pre-K Counts classroom is offered for those families who qualify. This FREE program follows a rigorous school district curriculum with many hands-on activities and parental involvement.

The center offers Extended Hours from 7:00am until 7:00pm for families whose work hours go beyond a typical workday.

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